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Was it place of meeting for god and if so the masculine or the feminine? What they would require? And this is the offering which ye shall take of them, gold and silver, and brass, and blue silk, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen and goats hair.
And rams skins colored red, and the skins of badgers, and the wood Shittim [Acacia], oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for the perfume of sweet favor, onyx stones, and stones to be set in the Ephod, and in the breastplate.
Also they shall make me a Sanctuary [consecrated place], that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show thee, even so shall ye make the form of the Tabernacle [Tent], and the fashion of all the instruments thereof. Who were these men?
As his assistant I have appointed Oholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. I have also endowed all the experts with the necessary skill to make all the things I have ordered you to make: The Ark of the commandments with the propitiatory on top of it All the furnishings of the tent, the table with its appurtenances The pure gold lamp-stand with all its appurtenances The altar of incense, the altar of holocausts with all its appurtenances The laver with its base The service cloths, the sacred vestments for Aaron the priest The vestments for his sons in their ministry The Anointing oil And the fragrant incense for the sanctuary.
All these things they shall make just as I have commanded you. What was the Tabernacle in the Wilderness? Who were the Tabernacle architects? What was the tabernacle to represent and the 12 tribes gathered around it? Did the tabernacle have and astrological and astronomical meaning?
Was it a copy of any other tabernacle? Is there a difference between a tabernacle and a temple? What were their credentials? The men who were the master-architects and artificers were Bezalel and Oholiab and they also trained a cadre of workmen.
Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every skillful person in whom the LORD had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it.
When using the concordance, the words ' skill and skillful' can be rendered as 'wise and wisdom' and the definition skillful technically, wise in administration, shrewd cunning or crafty, learned [a class of men], prudent, wise ethically.
The men chosen to construct the 'Tabernacle' were a class, guild or order of craftsmen. Although the 'Concordance' writers and commentators shied away from calling them 'learned men' because of the connotation to the mystery system of Egypt or even Babylon, the land in which, according to the biblical writers, they spent years.
The title of 'learned men' would mean they studied somewhere, and was schooled by someone. That somewhere would have obviously been Egypt and the someone would have been a guild, class or order of men who taught them how to do all that was prescribed and educated to be accounted and given the title 'learned men.
This 'educated class of men' would have gone to the University 'mystery' school system and if they had they would have been sons or daughters of the hierarchy and not the slave class. By understanding these mysteries, the student perceives his intimate relationship with divinity, and strives through self-discipline and devotion to become at one with his 'inner' god.
According to the Bible Moses went through the Mystery School of Egypt and what skill and wisdom was in him was the ability and aptitude from God brought out entirely. I believe it was the same case with Bezalel and Oholiab as was the case with the prophet Dani-el years later in Babylon.
How do we get to know these ancient people?
Let us introduce ourselves to the architects of the tabernacle in the wilderness. I always like to introduce myself to people in ancient times by understanding their name: Names are always very interesting.Moses, the Ark of the Covenant and the Tent of Meeting.
Modern Zodiac. Egyptian Zodiac. What as this Tabernacle in the Wilderness was it just a tent or a symbol of the coming Messiah/Christ?
was it based on the Zodiac and was celestial? These days, we tend to think about The Scarlet Letter in relation to high school students struggling with their English papers, but we didn’t always see the book that way.
When Nathaniel. Minister's Black Veil Essays: The Minister’s Black Veil and its Author - “The Minister’s Black Veil” and its Author Evaluated By Contemporaries Initially, of course, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short stories went unranked among those of other American and British writers.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of the most prolific symbolists in American literature, and a study of his symbols is necessary to understanding his novels.
Every chapter in The Scarlet Letter has symbols displayed through characterization.